Topic: nutrition

SNAP program fails to boost consumption of healthy foods

November 25, 2013 — The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has failed to boost the nutritional value of food purchased and consumed by recipients or to improve food security (ensuring participants have food to meet household needs), according to a new…

Wanted: 100,000 nurses for next generation of landmark study

Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) are recruiting 100,000 nurses to expand the landmark Nurses’ Health Study. Female RNs, LPNs, and nursing students, ages 20 to 46, who live in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to join. The Nurses’…

Frank Hu receives award for diabetes epidemiology research

June 23, 2010 -- Frank B. Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, will receive the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology. The award, given in memory of…

Coffee consumption linked to lower risk of endometrial cancer

Drinking several cups of coffee daily appears to reduce women’s risk of developing endometrial cancer, according to a new Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) study.The study of 67,500 Nurses’ Health Study participants showed that the women aged 34 to 59, who…

Time to stop talking about low-fat, say HSPH nutrition experts

It is time to end the low-fat myth, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) nutrition experts told food industry leaders at the seventh annual World of Healthy Flavors Conference held in Napa, CA, from January 19 to 21, 2011. The conference, co-hosted…

Taxing soda could help curb obesity epidemic, says HSPH expert

Taxing sugar-sweetened drinks is a good step to take toward fighting the national obesity epidemic, said Eric Rimm, associate professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, on the WBUR show Radio Boston on June 11,…

Nutrition news: USDA’s ‘MyPlate’ doesn’t go far enough

The USDA’s MyPlate icon, aimed at providing Americans with easy-to-understand information about how to eat healthy, is an improvement on the old food pyramid but lacks certain key ingredients, said Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of…

Mother's trans fat consumption linked to baby's size

A new study by Harvard School of Public Health researchers and colleagues found that women who ate more food containing trans fats, such as fried foods and baked goods, gave birth to larger babies. The study will appear in the November 2011…

Skipping breakfast may increase coronary heart disease risk

July 23, 2013 — A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) adds to evidence that eating breakfast is important for good health. HSPH researchers found that men who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27% higher risk of heart attack or…